Western Regional Event

Pyramid Lake
1950 E Greg St
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Join the Sierra Nevada section of the Mercedes-Benz Club of America for the Pyramid Drive & Dinner on June 7th, leaving the Alamo in East Sparks at 2:30 P.M.  We will have a Scenic Drive to Pyramid Lake stopping at the Pyramid Lake Museum & looping back to David’s Grill at Red Hawk!  David's is known for they're outstanding food and great views.  We will have outr own private dining room with a patio.  This is a Pre-Pay event.  Send in your check (made out to SNMBCA) for $42 per-person to Roger (see flyer).  This event is being hosted by Roger Collins and Sharon Rae Heck.  Please RSVP to Roger at (775) 997-4067 or [email protected].

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National Automobile Museum
1 Museum Drive
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Join the Sierra Nevada section of the Mercedes-Benz Club of America for Movie Night!  We have rented the theatre in the National Automobile Museum and will be showing the movie The Great Race, staring Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon.  There is a $10 entry fee, and popcorn will be provided.  We will dine at a nearby restaurant after the movie is over.  Please RSVP to Marcus Dodson at [email protected] or (775) 997-9901.

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Please join the Sierra Nevada and San Francisco sections for dinner in Reno on March 26, 2022.  Please RSVP to Gail Wells.

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JT Basque Bar & Dining Room
1426 Highway 395
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Please Join the Sierra Nevada section for a Basque Dinner on April 5, 2022.  We will be enjoying traditional family-style Basque food at JT Basque Bar and Dining Room in Gardnerville, Nevada.  $45 per-person includes large meal, Wine, Coffee, and Dessert.  This is a pre-pay event.  For more info or to RSVP, please contact Linda Iknoian at [email protected] or (559) 978-6628.

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MiCasa Too Restaurant
2205 West 4th Street
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Please join the Sierra Nevada section for dinner at MiCasa Too Restaurant in Reno, on March 1, 2022.  Known for traditional, authentic Mexican food, MiCasa has been in Reno for over 30 years.  Order off the menue with separate checks.  Please RSVP to Christy Dodson at (775) 771-7777 or email [email protected].

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Grand Sierra Resort and Casino
2500 Second Street
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We're heading out for a 3-day weekend trip to Reno, Nevada with exciting activities planned and suggested.

Friday, March 25th, 2022

4:00PM meet at Grand Sierra Resort and Casino (This is the suggested hotel, and please book the hotel individually) See instructions below*


7:00PM The Go-Go's Concert Click here for ticket purchasing (Optional) If you're interested in attending the concert, please buy the ticket(s) individually.

Saturday, March 26th, 2022

1:00-3:00PM National Automobile Museum in Reno, the registration fee includes one admission ticket.

5:30PM to 10:00PM - Dinner with the Sierra-Nevada Section members

Napa-Sonoma Plumgate Restaurant

550 W. Plumb Lane Ste E, Reno 89509

(775) 826-0595

Sunday, March 27th, 2022

10:30AM - Sunday Champagne Brunch at Grand Sierra Resort and Casino.

Driving back to the Bay Area


1. We will be using Motorsportreg for the member registration. The registration fee is $25 per participant, and the fee includes an admission ticket for the museum. (the registration fee is non-refundable).

2. All participating members will be booking and paying for their hotel accommodations, Concert, as well as the meals as they occur.  The designated hotel is the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino in Reno.Details Click here (See below on how to make a reservation for this hotel).

3. March is considered a rainy (snow) month in California and Nevada. The participating members are not limited to Mercedes Benz vehicles, and encouraged to drive any brand of all-wheel drive vehicle in case of snow chains are required by the Highway Patrol.

Where can I register for this event?

We are using MotorSportReg for the SFBA members to register.

*Grand Sierra Resort and Casino reservation instructions.

Thank you, Janet Welter, for arranging a group rate discount for San Francisco Bay Mercedes Club!

There is now a Block of rooms set aside for our group on Friday, March 25th, 2022,

March 25th, and March 26th. You must stay 2 nights in order get into this Block.

If you have already booked your rooms at the Grand Sierra Resort & Casino -in Reno, NV,

Please do the following.

Call this RES. number only: 1-800-648-5080 you must arrive on Friday, and

check out on Sunday. (Arrival at 3:00 pm and check out on Sunday by 11:00 am)

Give the Rep. at the Resort the Name of our group:  San Francisco Bay Mercedes Club

The Guest room Block will only be held until Feb. 23rd.  After that it will not be

possible to book rooms at the Group Rate of $134.00 per room per night.   NOTE: (You can still make a RES. but it will not be at this Special rate after Feb. 23rd.)

There is a 13% tax added + a Resort Fee of $34.95 per room per night.

When you check in on Friday you have the option of removing the $1.99 (added automatically) for a Gratuity each night for the Cleaning Staff.  You may add your own in cash instead.  Tell them to remove it. Please call to change your RES. this week if possible...into our Block of Rooms.  We may be near one another also.  It is a HUGE Hotel.

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2187 Meeker Avenue
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This 1st Sunday drive will include some of the highlights of historic Point Richmond.

Gathering place: 9:00 AM Starbucks, 2187 Meeker Ave, Richmond, CA 94804

Start your engines: 10:00 AM

History: Originally known as East Yards, Point Richmond was Richmond's central downtown area from the late 19th century until the early 20th century. Point Richmond Historic District is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The neighborhood is dominated by the Chevron refinery, and a very active Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) freight yard, which gives the residents a love-hate relationship with its trains. The BNSF “wig wag signals” are one of only a handful still in existence nationwide.

The neighborhood is divided by a ridge, which separates a "Bay side" and a "Town side." There is a mix of historic Victorians and century-old buildings dating back to before the founding of the town.

Our drive will include Rosie the Riveter Museum (tickets not included), a Drive thru Point Richmond, The Red Oak Victory ship and No-Host lunch at Lara’s Restaurant (Reservation may be required).

The drive will start 10 AM at the Starbucks, 2187 Meeker Ave, Richmond, CA 94804

From San Rafael Bridge Take Exit 10A, follow signs for Marina Bay Parkway

Turn right onto Marina Bay Pkwy Quiznos on the corner

Turn right onto Meeker Ave.

2187 Meeker Ave, Richmond, CA 94804

From Eastbay I-80. At Exit 13B, bear right onto I-580 W toward Point Richmond / San Rafael / I-580

At Exit 10A, head right on the ramp for S 23rd Street toward Marina Bay Pkwy

Turn left onto 23rd St, then keep straight to stay on Marina Bay Pkwy

Turn right onto Meeker Ave

The last intersection before your destination is Marina Bay Pkwy.


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Mountain View
Mountain View
1049 El Monte Ave
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Every Saturday morning, rain or shine, a group of great gentlemen from the Peninsula drive their immaculate vintage automobiles to Bagel Street Café in Mountain View for a cup of coffee. Kent Emigh, a member of our group, owns a 1956 300Sc CAB. Since I had a coffee date with my swimming teammates after an early morning session in the same plaza, I frequently dropped by and met them.

It's a rare opportunity to witness a diverse selection of antique automobiles in one parking lot and speak with their friendly owners. So, I have asked them if it is ok for our Mercedes-Benz club members to drive their vintages and classics and share the auto-enthusiasm on February 26, and they are all delighted and looking forward to it.

Kent Emigh had called me and confirmed that he would bring his 19576300Sc CAB to the place and Show-N-Tell on that day.  So bring your vintage and classic Mercedes-Benz or other vintage vehicles, or just come and be a spectator like me.  This is an event you don't want to miss!

Classic cars - Prior to 1997

Vintage cars - Prior to 1972


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Chinese Cuisine


SFBA Section President John Goode Orchestrates Red Hot Chinese Luncheon Cornucopia and Flames Spare Member Eyebrows

Charlene Lee Birthday Feted

Fully 40 club members gathered in Milpitas, CA, at the “Perfect Chinese Food” restaurant on Saturday, January 22, to devour ten, fabulous and elegantly presented and previously undisclosed courses of Chinese cuisine that completely lived up to the restaurant’s moniker.

John and proprietor, Mr. Lee had agreed that Mr. Lee would serve high-end, surprise selections both from their huge and profusely illustrated menu, and dishes that are so intricate and so time consuming to prepare that they are off-menu delights. The restaurant is a culinary preserve of authentic Chinese food, so many of the dishes were brand new to a majority of club members.

Multiple dishes were presented in dramatic manner. One, a cascade of delicious shrimp with pineapple chunks spewing forth from a pineapple hull, certainly visually punctuated the entire cornucopia we enjoyed.

The feast built from a spiced appetizer, and next progressed through an excellent beef-tofu soup. These were followed by a parade of selections, including string-wrapped tender pork and an entire steamed fish. John visited each club table to show all of us how to position the fish in a swimming position, so that the filet could be gently separated – bone-free – to be served to everyone at the table. It was quite a good trick to learn for banquets to come! And, the fish was dreamingly wonderful.

A crisply prepared and crunchy Mongolian beef brought a new dimension to that specialty. Mr. Lee’s kitchen by this point was really on a roll. And his very polite and proficient servers – led by the delightful Sunny – continued their fine service and then brought to each table a foil-wrapped package resting on an iron skillet. Then with flare and showmanship as shown in the photos, those dishes were flamed. Of course, this was carefully managed, so no eyebrows were singed. When the piping hot foil was opened, we were treated to excellent Kung Pao Chicken.

Each course was beautifully presented, and that continued as the main course was revealed: Ginger Seasoned Lobsters. Those plates emerged with sectioned lobsters floating on a most delightful sauce and festooned with a parrot intricately carved from carrots. A great treat.

But the feast had not ended. A first desert of Sesame Red Bean balls was enjoyed.

And then, there was a surprise birthday celebration for Charlene Lee. After we all vocalized BD wishes for Charlene, a delightful cake was presented to all of us by Charlene’s husband, Eugene Leung. Charlene’s cake was accented with halved strawberries and had a delightful strawberry filling. Charlene was most gracious, and we were all pleased with her celebration.

Alas, after all these courses, time had marched on, and we all had to, as well. We all got a few minutes to review the fine event as John got us together for the Club photos. In all, this was a fine Saturday activity. Many thanks to John for putting it together and to Eugene for providing the second desert. – David Albin


Marin City
Marina City
110 Donahue St., Ste A
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9:00 AM Gatering at Starbucks: 110 Donahue St., Ste A, Marin City

9:45 AM Start the engines

Note: Make sure you have a full tank of gas before leaving your place, make room for the cyclists when passing, and turn on the headlights for the duration of the drive!

This drive will showcase spectacular views of the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco, as well as the entire Bay panorama, while driving through the lush and beautiful Marin County backroads. Approximately 2 ½ hour drive, a little over 50 miles. This will be on some of the most twisty roads you will ever find; Dramamine will come in handy if you are prone to carsickness!

FIRST PORTION: MARIN CITY TO MARIN HEADLANDS: After our meetup at Starbucks in Marin City we will wend our way through picturesque (and touristy) Sausalito, up the hill to Marin Headlands Park. There we will have picture-postcard views of the GG Bridge and SF; though there are parking turnouts, they tend to be packed full so we may just drive slowly to enjoy the views. Retracing our steps back to Hwy 101 North, we get onto CA Hwy 1 through Mill Valley, and on to Mt. Tamalpais State Park.

SECOND PORTION: MARIN HEADLANDS TO MT. TAM: We will be on Shoreline Highway (CA 1) and continue on various winding roads until the Rock Springs Parking lot on the mountain. There are porta-potties there; and although the lot is large it tends to fill up early, so we suggest going on to E. Ridgecrest Drive which will take us to the East Peak Observation lot, only about 12 min. farther; there is a fee lot ($7 or 8 per car), but best panoramic views of the Bay, and real bathrooms.

THIRD PORTION: MT. TAM TO PT. REYES STATION: We backtrack to the Rock Springs Parking lot, and from there descend down the old Fairfax-Bolinas Road, through some incredibly untouched scenery. (The road is quite tortuous, down to one-lane in parts, and may be slow due to cars and cyclists.) When we hit CA 1 again, we follow it north a few miles through Olema to Pt. Reyes Station, our final destination. There we hope to all lunch at Cafe Reyes, which has plenty of seating outside and inside; however limited staffing may make for some delays. (But one can order drinks at the host window and sip while you wait.) AND after lunch, for those that don't wish to go straightaway home, there are many opportunities to explore nearby attractions such as Point Reyes National Seashore, Drakes Beach, Bear Valley Earthquake Walk, etc

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